Flashcards in Examination of Integumentary Integrity Deck (10):
With what populations might you expect to see pruritis?
- diabetes, hyperthyroidism, drug hypersensitivity
When might a patient have uticaria?
- allergic response to drugs or infection
T/F: Chronic alcoholism can cause rashes.
When you examine your patient, you find that he has an edemanous ankle. What should your follow up questions and exam look like?
- what positions alleviate or make worse the swelling?
- any cardiac/lung/kidney issues?
- measure the edema with girth and palpation
T/F: Clubbing can occur in IBD.
false, occurs with chron's disease and hypoxemia
What does the Schamroth's window test look for?
clubbing - should see diamond shaped space between fingernails when they're put together
So when you're assessing the integumentary system, what should you assess?
examine for edema, changes in nails, changes in skin, color of skin, any lesions or growths, temp of skin
If someone is jaundiced, where will you see this yellow color?
sclera of eyes, lips, and skin
Hemosiderin changes are associated with what?
venous insufficiency (chronic)